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Meiringen and Reichenbach Falls

I want to visit Reichenbach Falls and wonder if Meiringen is worth an overnight visit (as compared to Brienz, or Interlaken). It seems they are all easily reached by train. Thanks for any input.

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I don't know if it is worth an overnight. I guess that depends on your trip. The falls are certainly worth it of you are a Holmes fan.

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If it is worth an overnight might depend on your luggage load.

If you do the (super easy) short train trip from Interlaken, or Brienz, or anywhere else on the railway between Interlaken and Luzern, you can very easily do everything to do, including the short climb up the falls. in half a day and return to your base.

If you decide on an overnight, that will involve all the hassle of packing up, checking out, carrying the luggage, getting to your new hotel, checking in, and the doing the few things there. And the same again the next morning.

It all boils down to your traveling style.

Me? I'd stay in my base and travel the short distance over (and have done, and loved it)...

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When you're in Meiringen, I would strongly suggest you go to the Aare river walk. In my opinion, it's far more interesting than Reichenbach falls, unless you're a rabid Sherlock Holmes fan. Both can easily be done in one day with enough time left over to make it a day trip only. Meiringen isn't terribly interesting on its own, although they have a Migros (nice Swiss grocery if you want to get a picnic). I personally would stay overnight somewhere up in the mountains, if you're traveling light (Hohfluh is a relatively short walk, and I've taken the bus and stayed at Gasthof sum Ritterstübli in Hasliberg, and it has a lot of other accommodations).